PING [Patch][Middle-end]Add -fzero-call-used-regs=[skip|used-gpr|all-gpr|used|all]

Jeff Law
Tue Aug 25 14:19:59 GMT 2020

On Tue, 2020-08-25 at 02:16 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Aug 24, 2020, Richard Biener <> wrote:
> > since the option is quite elaborate on what (sub-)set of regs is
> > supposed to be cleared I'm not sure an implementation not involving
> > any target hook is possible?
> I don't think this follows.  Machine-independent code has a pretty good
> notion of what registers are call-saved or call-clobbered, which ones
> could be changed in this regard for function-specific calling
> conventions, which ones may be used by a function to hold its return
> value, which ones are used within a function...
> It *should* be possible to introduce this in machine-independent code,
> emitting insns to set registers to zero and regarding them as holding
> values to be returned from the function.  Machine-specific code could
> use more efficient insns to get the same result, but I can't see good
> reason to not have a generic fallback implementation with at least a
> best-effort attempt to offer the desired feature.
I think part of the problem here is you have to worry about stubs which can
change caller-saved registers.  Return path stubs aren't particularly common, but
they do exist -- 32 bit hpux for example :(


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